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Cybersecurity

Understanding Cybersecurity Threats

 

We have become dependent on smart devices that connect us to the rest of the world via the internet. Whether we use our smartphones to access our social media accounts or our notebooks to access business emails, we are constantly connected to networks, no matter where we are. We also use our smart devices to store sensitive data such as passwords, banking details, and client credentials. Although a cyber-attack seems unlikely, you will be surprised at how easy it is to gain access to someone’s account information and hacking their accounts. This is where cybersecurity comes into the picture, protecting businesses from cyber-attacks that could lead to detrimental outcomes.

 

How Does a Cyber-Attack Occur?

 

With the development and evolution of Information Technology over the past decades, there are many points of access for hackers to launch cyber-attacks. One of the most recent examples brings us to an app called TikTok. This social media app offers a platform to share short videos with people around the world. However, recent researches unveiled that the app had 2 major vulnerabilities, posing a threat to cybersecurity for its users. As a result, TikTok assets in the USA was partially sold to Oracle, after a deal with Microsoft fell through. The vulnerabilities in this app allowed cyber-attackers to gain access to accounts and personal data of its users, including addresses, emails, and date of birth. Should such an attack lead to sensitive information leaks for a business, the implications can be devastating. Luckily, you can secure your business’s digital assets with WWISE on your side.

 

How Can I Prevent a Cyber-Attack?

 

Operating systems, network service providers, and a variety of software solutions are integrated with a selection of cybersecurity solutions to protect you and your business from a potential cyber-attack. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are becoming increasingly popular to throw people off when they are tracking your IP address. An Internet Protocol (IP) address is a numeric label that is assigned to each device that connects to a computer network and uses the Internet Protocol to communicate. VPNs are designed to scramble the location of your IP address, throwing an IP tracker off your true location. Although it is a useful tool, a VPN can also be used to access regional content that is otherwise unavailable. Nevertheless, VPNs are becoming streamlined solutions for home networks and businesses around the world.

 

How is My Business at Risk?

 

If your business uses a digital interface to store sensitive data and information, your business has digital assets that must be protected. This information can consist of employee agreements, banking details, payrolls, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), and business-related agreements, all of which can lead to ugly lawsuits and possible business foreclosure when leaked. Businesses also utilise social media as a powerful marketing tool to directly reach their audience and customers. Social media accounts can be potential targets for cyber-attackers, which can directly influence your business when such an account falls into the wrong hands. To protect your business, WWISE can develop and implement an Information Security Management System (ISMS) to ensure that you are protected from any cyber-threats.

 

We develop and implement our Management Systems in accordance with ISO Standards, ensuring that your business adopts internationally agreed-upon best practices to be as efficient and effective as possible. Although we are not a certification body, we can align your business with the accommodating Certification Bodies when you want to be certified for specific ISO Standards. We also offer maintenance solutions to keep your Management Systems up to date and in accordance with ISO regulations, giving you a feasible answer to maintain your ISO certification as well.

 

Training for Your Entire Organisation

 

Developing and implementing a cybersecurity solution in the form of an ISMS will also require training for your entire organisation regarding the newly implemented Management System. WWISE offers comprehensive training for everyone in your organisation, ensuring that your ISMS will operate as intended and protect your business from cyber-attacks. Being aware of the possibility of cyber-attacks, along with how they can be executed, can prove invaluable for any business to protect their digital assets by avoiding any data leaks.

 

WWISE is your partner when you are seeking a cybersecurity solution for your organisation. We offer a range of solutions for businesses of any size and within any industry. For more info on how we can assist your business, contact us on 086 109 9473, 021 525 9159, or email us at admin@wwise.co.za.